This can depend on the underlying cause of your symptoms. Sometimes an injection can permanently stop your pain and inflammation. Other times, the injection may provide pain relief for a few days up to several months. This can be enough to help you take part in physiotherapy, or allow other treatments to begin working. See the About Section for more information.
You’ll need to leave a gap of at least three months between injections into the same joint. And it’s recommended that you should have no more than four injections into any one joint in a year. This is to prevent damage to your joint from the injection. You can find out more in the about section.
You should rest your joint for at least a couple of days after your injection. You may need to rest it for longer. It’s likely to be painful at first. Don’t do too much with the affected joint during the first couple of weeks. Find out more in the recovery section.
It can take up to a week for a steroid injection to start working. But it can be much sooner than this. Your joint may be painful when you first have the injection. So, take painkillers if you need to and make sure you rest the joint. You can read more in the about and recovery sections.
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